The International Business Economics program is intended for business and economics majors who are strongly interested in working for a multinational business organization or in employment outside of the United States. Apart from building strong foundations in all business disciplines, the program is designed to provide students with study abroad and professional experiences that are complemented with foreign language skills.
- Program Prerequisites: Most business and economics courses with numbers above 3000 require formal admission to the John B. Goddard School of Business & Economics and completion of ACTG 2010 , ACTG 2020 , ECON 2010 , ECON 2020 , IST 2010 , and QUAN 2600 . These six courses are referred to collectively as “Business Foundations”.
- Minor: None required.
- Grade Requirements: Candidates for the Bachelor of Science degree must complete all prerequisite and required business and economics courses with a grade of “C-” or higher. In addition, the cumulative Business Foundations GPA, John B. Goddard School of Business & Economics (major) GPA, and the overall university GPA must be 2.5 or higher.
- Credit Hour Requirements: A total of 120 credit hours is required for graduation. The required 40 upper-division credit hours (courses numbered 3000 and above) are included in the School and major requirements.
Advisement is strongly encouraged for all Goddard School majors and minors. See more information on available advising resources in the John B. Goddard School of Business & Economics section of this catalog.
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Acceptance to the John B. Goddard School of Business & Economics is required for students pursuing a Bachelor of Science or Associates of Science as well as students pursuing minors in Accounting or Economics. To be admitted, students must register for BSAD 2899 or ECON 2899 (for non-business Economics majors only). Students may obtain information regarding admissions from the Goddard School Advising Center, WB 211, (801) 626-6534.
Refer to Degree Requirements for the University Bachelor of Science requirements. The following courses required for the International Business Economics major will also satisfy general education requirements: ENGL 2010 (Composition); MATH 1050 (Quantitative Literacy); ECON 2010 or ECON 2020 (Social Science); ECON 1740 is recommended to fulfill the Senate Bill Requirement in American Institutions.
MATH 1050 is a prerequisite for ECON 2010 , QUAN 2400 , and QUAN 2600 . Students seeking a major in Economics should plan to take the necessary mathematics courses as early as possible in their program of study.
Major Course Requirements for BS Degree
This program of study requires students to complete a study abroad experience (at least one semester of study at an accredited university outside of the United States or participation in a minimum of 6 credits of study abroad courses) and a foreign language requirement.